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, thank you. >>> in roam, pope benedict's former butler is on trial, accused of stealing sensitive documents, including letters from the pope and giving them to a journalist. the trial may detail struggles over power inside the vatican. >> reporter: he said he did not feel guilty of the crime of stealing papal documents, but did feel sorry for betraying the trust that the pope had instilled in him. the butler confessed as soon as he was caught. what he saw as evil and corruption in the church. his testimony will help shed light on the bigger question of who helped the man who held the keys to the papal apartment betray the trust of the pope that he served faithfully for seven years. panel of three cardinals reported by the pope investigate the crime included as evidence. it is being conducted solely on the basis of the investigation of the vatican's own police and prosecutor. list of witnesses include pope benedict's personal secretary, one of the women who cleaned the papal apartments and the deputy commander of the swiss guard. reformers versus conservatives, those who see transp
. >>> in rome, pope benedict's former butler is testifying this morning. he is on trial for stealing sensitive documents, including letters to the pope and giving them to a journalist. as allen pizzey reports, the trial may reveal new details of a power struggle inside the vatican. allen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, the trial was scheduled to get to the heart of the matter today with testimony from the accused and other key witnesses, but reporting on the proceedings is unfortunately still under a strict vatican imposed embargo. the butler confessed as soon as he was caught. paolo said he was motivated to clean up what he saw as ooevil d corruption in the church. his testimony will help shed light on the question of who helped the man with the keys to the papal apartments. but in a blow to the defense, the judge threw out a request to have the board of three cardinals appointed to investigate the crime included as evidence. the challenge is being conducted solely on the basis of their own prosecutor. one of the consecrated women who clean the papal apartments, and the deputy
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